Vivek Sood

As the saga with the US tariffs on Chinese goods is playing out in the public arena, there is a lot of speculation about who the ultimate losers and winners in this game will be. There is Plenty of Shallow Analysis Most journalists do not have time to think it through deeply, and most serious

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Vivek Sood

If you asked an Uber driver in Sydney today what is the greatest strength of Amazon – they will probably tell you that it is their supply chain. If you probed further and asked again – where exactly in the supply chain is the strength? More often than not, you would get the common answer

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chiefstaff

I was talking to the three senior executives of a fairly large business. They were very happy with the business situation. Their business was operating in a comfortable oligopoly, with comfortable competitive pressures. The business strategy was noted to be very sound. But, they lamented, that the comfortable position never translated into equivalent profits. Every

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Vivek Sood

Very few companies seem to have enough warehousing space. Almost 80% of the companies I have interacted with as part of my projects (and that number runs in thousands, when you count the suppliers, customers and other supply chain partners of clients and customers) have sometime or other complained about running out of warehousing space.

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Vivek Sood

 Impressive things are difficult to forget. And, sometimes difficult to describe in a manner which does full justice to their impressiveness.   Let me make an attempt using what sticks in the memory after the last decade or so. We were at a presentation by a fairly large logistics company who were incumbents at a client of

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Vivek Sood

No other industry, barring IT, treats its buyers with as much disdain and contempt at the logistics industry. To make it palatable they mix just the right amount of respectful words in between. If you are not exposed to the world I am talking about, I am sure you would find this hard to believe,

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